Jemaine Clement – Wikipedia

New Zealand actor, musician and writer

Jemaine Atea Mahana Clement ( yield 10 January 1974 ) [ 2 ] is a New Zealand actor, comedian and musician. With Bret McKenzie, as the Grammy Award -winning drollery couple Flight of the Conchords, he has released several albums and created drollery series for both the BBC and HBO. For the comedy series, he received six Primetime Emmy nominations. He has had featured parts in films such as Dinner for Schmucks ( 2010 ), Men in Black 3 ( 2012 ), People Places Things ( 2015 ), Humor Me ( 2017 ) and The Festival ( 2018 ). He has besides done voice-work for Despicable Me ( 2010 ), Rio ( 2011 ), Rio 2 ( 2014 ), Moana ( 2016 ) and The Lego Batman Movie ( 2017 ). In 2014, he made his directorial debut with What We Do in the Shadows, which he besides co-wrote, co-directed and co-star in with Taika Waititi, and later adapted into a show for FX Television series of the same name.

early life [edit ]

Jemaine Clement [ 3 ] was born on 10 January 1974 in Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand, [ 4 ] and was raised by his Māori mother [ 3 ] [ 5 ] in the Wairarapa region with his two brothers. He attended Makoura College in Masterton. After commencement, he moved to New Zealand ‘s capital, Wellington, where he studied drama and film at Victoria University of Wellington. There he met Taika Waititi, with whom he went on to form So You ‘re a man and The Humourbeasts. In 2004, the Humourbeasts toured New Zealand in a stage show titled The Untold Tales of Maui, [ 6 ] a rework of the traditional Maori legends of Māui. The couple received New Zealand ‘s highest comedy honor, the Billy T Award. During his meter in university, he besides met Bret McKenzie, with whom he performed in Edinburgh, thus forming Flight of the Conchords .

career [edit ]

music [edit ]

clement and McKenzie have toured internationally and released four CDs : Folk the World Tour in 2002, The Distant Future EP in 2007 ( winner of 2008 Grammy for Best Comedy Album ), Flight of the Conchords in 2008 and I Told You I Was Freaky in 2009. In 2005 the Conchords produced Flight of the Conchords, a six-part comedy radio program on BBC Radio 2. They appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show. After appearing in 2005 on HBO ‘s One Night Stand, the Conchords were offered their own 12-part HBO serial, Flight of the Conchords, which was based on their earlier BBC radio series of the lapp name. [ 7 ] Its first base season melt from June to September 2007, and was renewed for a second temper, which aired on HBO in the US from January to March 2009. [ 8 ] In December 2009, the Conchords announced the show would not have a third season. [ 9 ]

Film and television [edit ]

clement has appeared in respective sport films. His debut was in the kung fu drollery Tongan Ninja, directed by New Zealander Jason Stutter. He has worked with Stutter on two more movies to date : the depleted budget haunt drollery Diagnosis: Death and the play Predicament, based on the book by belated New Zealand novelist Ronald Hugh Morrieson. He was besides the voice of Swayzak in the Toonami Shockwave game “ Trapped in Hyperspace ”. Clement besides has a function in american drollery Gentlemen Broncos, directed by Napoleon Dynamite ‘s Jared Hess. This character landed him a nominating speech for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male. Though Gentlemen Broncos was about universally panned by critics, some [ 10 ] singled out Clement ‘s performance for praise. In 2010, he voiced Jerry in Despicable Me and appeared in the film Dinner for Schmucks. In 2011, he voiced Nigel in Rio, and in 2012 he appeared as the chief antagonist Boris the Animal in Men in Black 3. In 2012, Jemaine co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in a vampire mockumentary titled What We Do in the Shadows with Taika Waititi. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on 19 January 2014. He besides reprised his function as Nigel in Rio 2. clement has starred in television commercials internationally and provided voiceovers for many others in New Zealand. On 5 February 2006, Outback Steakhouse began running a series of television commercials starring Clement during Super Bowl XL in which Clement pretends to be australian and feigns an australian accent. One of the long-running gag of Flight of the Conchords is the traditional competition between New Zealand and Australia and the differences between their accents. The campaign ended in July 2006. clement has been involved in award-winning radio receiver work. In 1999, Clement was a Radio Awards Winner as writer for Trashed, for Channel Z, Wellington. [ 11 ] In 2000, he was given a special Radio Awards Commendation for The Sunglass Store. [ 12 ] Besides his television workplace on Flight of the Conchords, Clement was a writer and shed member of the television shows Skitz and Tellylaughs in New Zealand. [ 13 ] [ 14 ] Clement, with chap Conchord penis Bret McKenzie, guest starred as a pair of camp counselors in “ elementary School Musical “, the season premier of the 22nd season of The Simpsons, which aired on 26 September 2010. [ 15 ]
Clement besides played the role of a prisoner in a russian gulag in the 2014 film Muppets Most Wanted, a sequel to The Muppets ( 2011 ). clement was featured as one of 2008 ‘s “ 100 Sexiest People ” in a special version of the Australian magazine Who. [ 16 ] Fellow Conchord member McKenzie appeared on the same tilt.

In 2015, Clement voiced a “ mind-reading fart “ [ 17 ] on an episode of the Adult Swim animated series Rick and Morty, where he performed the song “ Goodbye Moonmen ”. [ 18 ] Clement besides starred in the autonomous film, People Places Things, which received positive reviews. In 2016, Clement lent his voice to Tamatoa, a colossus coconut crab, in the Disney animated film Moana, both in English, and the Māori dub. He based the character ‘s articulation on that of David Bowie. [ 19 ] In 2017, Clement played Oliver Bird in the FX TV series Legion. He besides voiced Sauron in The Lego Batman Movie .

personal life [edit ]

In August 2008, Clement married his longtime girlfriend, field actress and dramatist Miranda Manasiadis. [ 20 ] Their son was born in October 2008 in New York City. [ 21 ] They live in Wellington .

Filmography [edit ]

film [edit ]

television [edit ]

discography [edit ]

radio receiver [edit ]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Flight of the Conchords Jemaine Also writer
2016 The Mysterious Secrets Of Uncle Bertie’s Botanarium Lord Joseph Banks Podcast

Awards and nominations [edit ]

Notes [edit ]

  1. ^ Indicates the year of ceremony. Each class is linked to the article about the awards held that year, wherever potential .

References [edit ]

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